honor

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French honor, from Latin honor.

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • honour (British, Canadian, and Irish)

Noun[edit]

honor (usually uncountable, plural honors)

  1. (uncountable) The state of being morally upright, honest, noble, virtuous, and magnanimous; the perception of such a state.
    He was a most perfect knight, for he had great honor and chivalry.
    His honor was unstained.
  2. (uncountable) Veneration of someone, usually for being morally upright and/or competent.
    The crowds gave the returning general much honor and praise.
  3. (countable) A prize or award.
    Audie Murphy received many honors, such as the Distinguished Service Cross.
  4. (countable) The center point of the upper half of an armorial escutcheon.
  5. (countable, card games) An ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the trump suit in bridge.
  6. (countable, but always plural) The privilege of going first.
    I'll let you have the honors, Bob—go ahead.

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Verb[edit]

honor (third-person singular simple present honors, present participle honoring, simple past and past participle honored)

  1. (transitive, US) To show respect for.
  2. (transitive, US) To conform to, abide by, act in accordance with (an agreement, request, or the like).
    refuse to honor the exercise of put option
  3. (transitive, US) To bestow an honor on a person

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin honōrem, accusative of honor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Eastern) IPA(key): /uˈnoɾ/
  • (Western) IPA(key): /oˈnoɾ/

Noun[edit]

honor m (plural honors)

  1. honour

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown.

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Noun[edit]

honor m (genitive honōris); third declension

  1. honor, esteem

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative honor honōrēs
genitive honōris honōrum
dative honōrī honōribus
accusative honōrem honōrēs
ablative honōre honōribus
vocative honor honōrēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • honor in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers

Old French[edit]

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Latin honor

Noun[edit]

honor m (oblique plural honors, nominative singular honors, nominative plural honor)

  1. honor; honour

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin honor

Noun[edit]

honor m

  1. honour, honor (praiseworthiness, respect)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish onor, from Latin honor, honoris.

Noun[edit]

honor m (plural honores)

  1. honor

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

honor

  1. indefinite plural of hona